Introducing Vanguards, a new four -piece band from Brighton who make alt-pop songs and are now set to release their debut single ‘Rosie & The Blackhearts’. The track was recorded live and produced by Steve Harris (Kodaline, Dave Matthews, Kaiser Chiefs).
Influenced by the likes of INXS, Kings of Leon & The 1975, the band formed two years ago in Brighton, where they started writing songs and playing early gigs around Brighton and London.
Vanguards lead singer Ryan describes their sound as ‘80’s inspired guitar-pop’ and talks here about their debut single, ‘The recording you hear is the four of us playing together as one take, it’s really cool. That’s how it was done years ago on our favourite records, so it felt like the right thing to do. The song is about someone not being able to let go of the past and live in the now, looking back and taking responsibility for the things you did and the effects it has on the ones around you now, hoping that it may help you to move on.’
Vanguards recently performed live at The Great Escape in Brighton and will be playing live at The Hope & Run in Brighton on 12th September 2017, with more UK dates to be announced soon.